Some companies seemingly want to push the boundaries of what we can still call a smartphone. If a smartphone gets too big, can it skip over “phablet” and just be called a tablet? It looks like smartphone manufacturer BLU would like to bridge that precious gap between phone and tablet with the new BLU Studio 7.0 – a 7-inch smartphone – currently being sold for just $149.99 unlocked.
The ‘phone’ is compatible with GSM networks, and offers 4G connectivity. It’s running Android 4.4 KitKat, and features a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, a Mali 400 GPU, 8GB of internal storage, as well as Micro SD card support for up to 64GB. It also comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and a resolution of only 600 x 1024 with a pixel density of 169 ppi. It comes in Blue, Gray, White and Gold.
A few things to note: the display on this phone is absolutely horrible, especially for a phone with a 7-inch screen. We suppose for the small group of people looking for the biggest phone around, this will suffice. However, with the inconvenience of not being able to fit it inside of a pocket, is it really that convenient to carry this device around all day?
With that said, this phone is only $150 unlocked. This phone/tablet hybrid should not only appeal to the big phone crowd, but also to those who just want to save a few bucks. What do you think of the new offering from BLU? When is big too big?